WiredScore—the real estate industry’s leading certification company focused on assessing, certifying, and improving digital connectivity and smart technology in today’s offices and homes—today announced its partnership with Lightyear, the market leader in telecom procurement software.
The partnership will propel WiredScore Connect, a concierge service for commercial real estate owners and managers to assist office tenants with internet procurement, creating a more seamless move-in experience. WiredScore Connect also enables commercial real estate developers to purchase base-building internet services directly through WiredScore.
“From the start, it was evident that in addition to being a well-proven expert in IT network infrastructure and telecom management, Lightyear shared our vision of providing a tech-enabled solution to the age-old problem of procuring great internet connectivity in today’s offices,” shared WiredScore’s CEO, Arie Barendrecht. “We are thrilled to partner with Lightyear to take WiredScore Connect to the next level, further enhancing our clients’ experience.”
After a comprehensive RFP process that included several B2B telecommunications agents nationwide, WiredScore selected Lightyear for their unmatched product, which provides an excellent and efficient customer experience, and for their shared market perspective, which will enable the company to expand WiredScore Connect globally. WiredScore and Lightyear’s collaboration has already started serving tenants occupying buildings owned by KBS, SL Green, and others, providing them with accurate pricing for connectivity options when moving into a new office space. Customers who purchase internet through WiredScore Connect can expect a streamlined purchasing process as Lightyear automates all configuration, implementation, and post-installation issues—including follow-ups and renewals.
Lightyear saves its clients up to 75% of the time typically spent trying to acquire secure internet connectivity, and reduces their costs by 25%, on average. Lightyear currently has access to over 1,000 carriers worldwide for internet, WAN, colocation, as well as voice, and services thousands of enterprise users spanning the globe.
“When WiredScore approached us about WiredScore Connect, we knew that it represented an ideal use case for Lightyear’s software, which automates the end-to-end experience unlike anything an agent could provide” said Dennis Thankachan, CEO of Lightyear. “Lightyear’s extensive telecom procurement and vendor management expertise combined with WiredScore’s deep real estate bench is certain to provide a best-in-class experience for tenants with connectivity needs.”
Originally launched in the US and Canada in 2019, WiredScore Connect has recently expanded its services to the UK, and Ireland to provide a seamless move-in experience for new tenants by acting as the intermediary with their internet service providers (ISPs). By interfacing directly with ISPs on behalf of tenants, WiredScore Connect enables all of its clients to avoid the time-consuming and often overly frustrating internet installation process. As independent experts in buildings’ digital infrastructures, WiredScore Connect assists tenants in securing a best-in-class service package for their business with transparent pricing and real-time consultation on requirements. WiredScore Connect is a benefit of WiredScore certification and it comes at no additional cost to landlords.